Telecom Lead Asia: Telekom Austria has selected Ericsson
for its multi-standard radio network and LTE.
Ericsson will upgrade 2G and 3G networks and provide LTE infrastructure
for Telekom Austria Group’s operators in Austria (A1) and Croatia (Vipnet).
Mobile users will benefit from LTE services and improved
Telekom Austria Group’s decision to sign a multi-standard
radio access network contract with Ericsson will benefit its 23 million
customers in Austria and Croatia.
The provision of LTE will enable A1 and Vipnet to
continue to meet user demand for a smoother, faster mobile broadband
The operators will also benefit from having a flexible
2G/3G/4G RAN solution underpinned by RBS 6000 multi-standard base stations.
Hans Pichler, group chief technology officer, Telekom
Austria Group, said its users always come first and that’s why we’re so
committed to continue enhancing the customer experience for our subscribers.
Emil Nilsson, vice president for Central Europe at
Ericsson, said mobile broadband plays an important role in improving daily
With this contract, Ericsson maintains its leading
position in LTE and mobile broadband, currently providing coverage for 305
million of the 455 million global LTE population.
Telekom Austria Group is currently operating in eight
countries: Austria (A1), Slovenia (Si.mobil), Croatia (Vipnet), the Republic of
Serbia (Vip mobile) and the Republic of Macedonia (Vip operator), Bulgaria
(Mobiltel), Belarus (velcom) and Liechtenstein (mobilkom liechtenstein).
The total market of the eight countries covers
approximately 41 million inhabitants. The Group has roughly 16,800 employees,
revenues were EUR 4.45 billion as of year-end 2011.